JUPITER -- The Marlins have more starting pitchers than their are spots in the rotation in which to slot them. But that doesn't mean they're actively shopping any of them to ease the logjam. And one pitcher in particular -- Jacob Turner -- is not being dangled despite a report to the contrary.
A source said that while other teams have been calling the Marlins about their surplus of pitching to see if there are any trade fits, the Marlins aren't actively shopping Turner or anyone else. In fact, the source said, the Marlins are content to open the season with six starters, even if it means one -- Tom Koehler or Brad Hand -- is used out of the bullpen as a long reliever.
Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports reported via Twitter on Thursday that the Mariners and Diamondbacks "are possible fits for Marlins starter Jacob Turner; Marlins having active trade talks because of quality pitching depth."